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Psychology Scholarships

Psychology is the study of the thought processes and behavior of humans and other animals. The ideal degree candidate for this major should have strong skills in the categories of writing, critical thinking, math and science. You'll also need good people skills and a healthy slice of empathy. Continue reading to find out more about this major and to explore the possibilities of psychology scholarships.

The exact nature of your undergraduate psychology degree program will depend largely on the area of the science you decide to choose for your concentration. Examples of these concentrations include child psychology, clinical psychology and social psychology. You'll receive introductory training and instruction in each of the mentioned areas (and others). But the advanced courses you take in your 3rd and 4th years will center around your chosen concentration.

During your final year you will probably participate in a Capstone project which will most likely involve original research. Core courses you might encounter in this type of program include statistics, perception, tests and measurement, learning and memory, ethics and organizational systems. Your coursework will consist of lectures, lab work and research.

It should be noted that a bachelor's degree in psychology does not prepare you for a career as a psychologist. For that you'll need a master's or doctorate along with state certification. A number of states also require a professional internship. Also keep in mind that the educational requirements for psychologists are evolving. The trend seems to be that the doctorate is the entry-level degree of choice for most psychology careers.

Projected job growth for this field varies between the specialties. If your educational goals center around a bachelor's degree, you'll be eligible to pursue any career for which an undergraduate degree is suitable training. These include careers such as sales or administrative work. 

If you plan on continuing your education in pursuit of the necessary degrees to be a psychologist, you'll encounter the strongest job growth in areas such as school and clinical psychology and mental health. Certain specific career paths in health care administration and social work should also experience growth.

To find out more about psychology scholarships, follow the links below and unlock the possibilities.

Lung Health Dissertation Grant

The objective of the Lung Health Research Dissertation Grant is to support pre-doctoral dissertation research in the various disciplines of social science examining risk factors affecting lung health including:  Psychosocial lung health research  Behavioral lung health research  Health services and health policy research  Epidemiological/Biostatistical lung health research  Public Health education research ELIGIBILITY Education and Experience At the time of application, the applicant must be a matriculating student in good standing in a full-time academic program leading to a doctoral degree in one of the above-mentioned fields. Nurses pursuing a doctoral degree in any field are eligible. Individuals with an MD degree who wish to acquire a PhD or those conducting bench research not involving patients or patient data are not eligible to apply. Citizenship At the time of application, candidates must be United States citizens or foreign nationals holding one of the following visa immigration statuses: permanent resident (Green Card), exchange visitor (J-1), temporary worker in a specialty occupation (H-1B), Canadian or Mexican citizen engaging in professional activities (TN), Australians in Specialty Occupation (E-3 visa) or temporary worker with extraordinary abilities in the sciences (O-1). Lung Health Dissertation applicants may hold a student (F-1) visa. At the time of application and throughout the award, an applicant must be employed by a U.S. institution. Applicants are required to submit one signed original plus two copies of all application materials to: American Lung Association 21 W. 38th Street, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10018 ATTN: Research Division

Bowman Travel Grants

The Bowman Travel Grants provide assistance to students participating in educational programs in non-traditional destinations. Applicants must be undergraduate students participating in a study, work, or volunteer program in a designated country (a complete list is available at the foundation website), preferably where the student significantly interacts with the host population. Applicants should also demonstrate how the activity is related to their future academic and/or career interests. Applicants must be participating in a travel program sponsored by the grant foundation or a similar program at a member institution (UC Berkeley is a member.) Type: Undergraduate Study International Study Eligibility Requirements: Class standing: Freshman - Sophomore - Junior - Senior - Discipline/Area of Study Arts/Humanities Natural Sciences Social/Behavioral Sciences Business Engineering Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Permanent Resident Financial need is strongly considered. Submission Requirements: Application Form Transcripts All colleges attended Letters of Recommendation 2 Personal Essay 500 words in length Project proposal 100-150 words FinAid Eligibility Written financial aid statement and official statement from the school. Itemized budget

HPSP Scholarship

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? The HPSP is available for students pursuing advanced degrees in medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, psychiatric nursing, optometry or psychology. To qualify for the Health Professions Scholarship Program, you must: Be a U.S. citizen with a baccalaureate degree from an accredited school Be enrolled in (or have a letter or acceptance from) an accredited graduate program in the U.S. or Puerto Rico (varies by specialty) Maintain full-time student status during the length of the program Qualify as a commissioned officer FINANCIAL INCENTIVES As you attend school, you'll receive a monthly stipend of more than $2,000. During breaks, you'll receive officer's pay while you train as part of our health care team. After graduation, you'll enter active duty in your specialty and advance in rank to captain. With every promotion, your salary will increase. Your time-in-service and cost-of-living adjustments also lead to pay increases. Additionally, you'll receive a monthly non-taxable allowance for food and housing. WHAT'S COVERED? The U.S. Army health care team will pay 100 percent of your tuition for a graduate-level health care degree for any accredited medical, dental, veterinary, psychology or optometry program in the United States or Puerto Rico. FULL-TUITION SCHOLARSHIP, PLUS A $20,000 SIGN-ON BONUS

Postdoctoral Research Award Program

Selection: The main criteria for selection will be scholarship and appropriateness of the proposed work for ETS. Affirmative action goals will also be considered in the selection process. Who should apply: The program is open to any individual who holds a doctorate in a relevant discipline and provides evidence of scholarship.

Associates in Behavioral Health Scholarship

For LGBTQ students pursuing graduate education in psychology, psychiatry, social work, or psychiatric nursing. Preference given to individuals with demonstrated financial needs and to those entering or already enrolled in an accredited graduate program.

Eunice Walker Johnson Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS MINIMUM GPA 3.0 COLLEGES / UNIVERSITIES UNCF affiliated ACADEMIC CLASSIFICATION College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior MAJORS Psychology, Pre-Nursing, Nursing, Dietetics, Pre-Pharmacy, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Biomedical Research, Behavioral Health, Public Health, Allied Health, Pre-Medicine, Biology, Pre-Dentistry

Boyd Shannon Scholarship

To serious minded and spiritually sensitive students studying Psychology.

Harvey Mindess Scholarship

Limited to undergraduate psychology students.

PIF/Lifeline Scholarship Program

Scholarships are available for adult students who are enrolled in one of the following programs: physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech/hearing therapy, mental health, or rehabilitation. Recipients must be preparing for, or already invovled in, careers working with people with disabilities/brain related disorders.

Mental Health Education Scholarship

Vantage Point Recovery is offering our annual General Education and Mental Health Education Scholarship! We are dedicated to helping to support education specific to mental health. Any student currently enrolled in an accredited college is considered eligible.

American Friends of the London School of Economics Scholarships

The scholarship provides full tuition These awards fund one year of graduate study at The London School of Economics. Awards are based on financial need and academic merit, are not renewable, and cannot be awarded to students currently enrolled at LSE. Students must be in the process of making a separate application to the LSE itself. Type: Graduate Study International Study Eligibility Requirements Class standing - Senior - Graduate Student Discipline/Area of Study Social/Behavioral Sciences Business Citizenship U.S. Citizen Permanent Resident Other Visa Status

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